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One of the most interesting things in August (there were a lot) was that a company in China invested the best part of 400 million RMB / $60 million USD in a custom processor for its upcoming console and PC hybrid system. This processor comes from AMD’s Semi-Custom Division, and uses four Zen cores paired with 24 Vega compute units, making a beefy APU for a console system and a sizeable performer as a PC. One of the unique parts about the chip is that it uses GDDR5 for both CPU and GPU, which will be critical to its performance.

A Timely Discovery: Examining Our AMD 2nd Gen Ryzen Results

Last week, we published our AMD 2nd Gen Ryzen Deep Dive, covering our testing and analysis of the latest generation of processors to come out from AMD. Due to...

242 by Ian Cutress & Ryan Smith on 4/25/2018

AMD Launches Ryzen 3 2200GE & Ryzen 5 2400GE 35 W APUs

AMD has officially added energy-efficient Ryzen 3 and Ryzen 5 APUs to its product lineup. The new processors with integrated Radeon Vega graphics, have a 35 W TDP, and...

43 by Anton Shilov on 4/23/2018

BenQ Unveils EX3203R 32-inch Curved LCD with FreeSync 2, DCI-P3, & USB-C

AMD’s FreeSync 2 platform this week gained yet another supporter. BenQ on Thursday introduced its EX3203R gaming display that supports AMD’s latest dynamic refresh rate technology along with the...

17 by Anton Shilov on 4/20/2018

Cray Adds AMD EPYC Processors to CS500 Cluster Supercomputers

Cray this week announced plans to offer AMD’s EPYC-based CS500 cluster supercomputers later this year. The Cray CS500 clusters will be based on ultra-dense 2-way servers each featuring up...

10 by Anton Shilov on 4/19/2018

The AMD 2nd Gen Ryzen Deep Dive: The 2700X, 2700, 2600X, and 2600 Tested

With 2017 finished, and Ryzen being very successful for AMD, the inevitable question was due: what happens next? Early in 2018, the plans were laid bare: a second generation...

540 by Ian Cutress on 4/19/2018

ASUS Introduces “AREZ” Brand for Radeon Cards as AMD Discusses New Consumer-Friendly AIB Branding

This week, ASUS introduced new “AREZ” branding for their AMD Radeon video cards. This announcement comes in conjunction with an AMD ‘freedom of choice’ initiative for consumers and gamers...

35 by Nate Oh on 4/19/2018

Lenovo Lists ThinkPad E485/E585: AMD’s Ryzen Mobile Land in Business PCs

Lenovo has quietly published specifications of its ThinkPad E485 and ThinkPad E585 laptops based on AMD’s Ryzen Mobile processors on its website. Coming in classic black chassis and featuring...

33 by Anton Shilov on 4/18/2018

AOC Announces AGON AG322QC4 32-Inch Curved LCD with FreeSync 2 & DisplayHDR 400

AOC on Wednesday introduced its first gaming display that supports AMD’s FreeSync 2 technology, making this just the second line of FreeSync 2 monitors to be announced thus far...

20 by Anton Shilov on 4/18/2018

The ASRock X370 Gaming-ITX/ac Motherboard Review

With high performance desktop ITX options appearing more frequently with each new generation of chipset, ASRock released a pairing of AM4 offerings to satisfy small form factor enthusiasts. Although...

29 by Gavin Bonshor on 4/18/2018

Dell Launches AMD Ryzen-Based Inspiron 13 7000 2-in-1 Convertible, Starts at $700

When AMD announced its Ryzen Mobile processors last October, it had three launch customers with three laptop models. Back in early March this year Dell joined the Ryzen Mobile...

52 by Anton Shilov on 4/16/2018

Overclocking The AMD Ryzen APUs: Guide and Results

With AMD’s new launch of Raven Ridge APUs, the Ryzen 3 2200G ($99) and Ryzen 5 2400G ($169), AMD holds the current integrated graphics apex when directly compared against...

54 by Ian Cutress & Gavin Bonshor on 4/16/2018

AMD Ryzen 2nd Gen Details: Four CPUs, Pre-Order Today, Reviews on the 19th

Today marks the initial start of AMD’s pre-sale of 2nd Generation Ryzen processors. The full launch is set for April 19th, which is when reviews and performance numbers will...

102 by Ian Cutress on 4/13/2018

The MSI X370 XPower Gaming Titanium Motherboard Review: A Silver Flagship

The MSI X370 XPower Gaming Titanium is marketed as a top of the range ATX offering and currently stands as MSI's flagship AM4 socket motherboard. The XPower branding over...

20 by Gavin Bonshor on 4/13/2018

AMD Releases OEM Desktop & Mobile Radeon RX 500X SKUs: The Radeon Rebadge Returns (Updated)

Tucked inside today's HP’s announcement of their new Pavilion gaming systems is an interesting item: a mobile Radeon RX 560X graphics option. This is in fact not a typo...

45 by Nate Oh on 4/11/2018

The ASRock AB350 Gaming K4 Motherboard Review: Dual M.2 at $90

A low-cost alternative for Ryzen systems to the high-calibre but higher-cost motherboards is the B350 range. Today we are testing the ASRock AB350 Gaming K4 motherboard, coming in under...

44 by Gavin Bonshor on 4/9/2018

PowerColor Launches Red Dragon RX Vega 56: Lays Groundwork for Mini-ITX Radeon RX Vega

PowerColor has released its new graphics adapter based on AMD’s Radeon RX Vega 56 GPU and paired with its own custom PCB. The new Red Dragon RX Vega 56...

13 by Anton Shilov on 3/30/2018

Phantom Gaming: ASRock Unveils as an AMD GPU Partner

ASRock has officially introduced its first graphics cards. The Phantom Gaming family will initially include four GPU models based on the Radeon RX 500-series GPUs and are aimed at...

12 by Anton Shilov on 3/29/2018

AMD Confirms CTS-Labs Exploits: All To Be Patched In Weeks

If you have been following our coverage regarding the recent security issues found in AMD’s processors and chipsets by security research firm CTS-Labs, it has been a bit of...

101 by Ian Cutress on 3/20/2018

AMD Releases Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.3.3: Unified Vulkan 1.1 Driver

Today, AMD released Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.3.3, a general update pulling in Vulkan 1.1 support for the main driver branch, as well as bringing support for Sea of...

6 by Nate Oh on 3/20/2018

AMD Announces Real-time Ray Tracing Support for ProRender and Radeon GPU Profiler 1.2

First disclosed this evening with teaser videos related to a GDC presentation on Unity, today AMD is announcing two developer-oriented features: real-time ray tracing support for the company's ProRender...

16 by Nate Oh on 3/19/2018

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